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captioning made possible by johnson & johnson, where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations >> good morning. charles osgood is off today. i'm lee cowan and this is sunday morning. we begin with a tough subject: battling cancer. it can be a challenge to say the least but when researchers say they've taken one small step toward deeping cancer at bay, it is very good news indeed particularly when the patients being helpd are the youngest sufferers of all. tracy smith will report our cover story.
>> imagine this: a treatment that seems to make shall childhood cancers disappeared. >> we saw the cancer go away within days and weeks. >> reporter: you saw the cancer go away? >> go away completely. reporter: but what's really amazing is what helped doctors come up with this. why is that important to you? >> because it is helping people. reporter: ahead on sunday morning, one small step toward a cure. >> thursday marks the 69th anniversary of d-day, the allied invasion of france that was a turning point in world war ii. but side by side with the familiar story of victory is also an untold story which should give us pause. this morning our david martin will be telling it. >> reporter: on the beaches of normandy, american g.i.s pressed forward in the face of death. but not every act was heroic.
>> war really flays open the soul. it makes good people do things that they wouldn't do had they not been subjected to the stresses of the war. >> reporter: ahead on sunday morning, the dark side of d-day. >> theater-goers have a rare chance these days to see bette on broadway, bette midler, that is. she's extending her range, paying tribute to a hollywood legend. with mo rocca this morning, we go back stage. ♪ boogie wooingy bugle boy of company 3 ♪ >> reporter: for decades bette midler has made lots of music and movies. but she had never taken on acting's biggest challenge: the one-character play. >> we are a typical hollywood couple on a good night when nick and nora charles. on a bad night werenick and nora charles manson. >> reporter: now she's on stage playing larger than life super
agent sue mengers. >> i think there were times that people loved and hated her at the same time. >> reporter: bette on broadway, later on sunday morning. >> adam levine is a pop star of many tall ens who is enjoying his time in a variety of spotlights. this morning we'll be turning our spotlight on him too. he is impossible to escape. adam levine is everywhere, on stage... ♪ >> reporter: ... and on tv. from the room 5's front man, that's just where he hoped he'd be ever since he was a kid. >> was there anything else on your mind that you wantedded to do? >> no, one thing. music. ♪ i really want to love somebody ♪ >> reporter: we'll visit adam levine and his band a little later on. serena altschul takes us inside an exhibit of outsider art. mish miller catches up with former pitching star doc gooden.
steve hartman offers a case of "better late than never." and more. but first the headlines for this sunday morning the second of june 2013. it's now believed that a total of five tornadoes struck the oklahoma city area late friday including one that followed along a section of interstate 40 near the town of elrino. at least nine people were killed. the weather system that spawned those tornadoes is now working its way east. high temperatures are triggering wild fires in parts of the west. crews in new mexico are fighting blazes near santa fe and inside the santa fe national forest. in california the wild fires burned five houses north of los angeles and prompted the evacuation of a thousand homes. earthquakes rattled parts of asia this weekend. a 6.3 magnitude tremor hit taiwan late yesterday killing one person and injuring 18 others. a smaller quake struck overnight in the southern philippines. protests have turned to riots in turkey. thousands have been arrested
since friday. the violence was set off by a police crackdown on a peaceful demonstration in istanbul. secretary of defense chuck hagel, who is in asia for talks, had dinner friday night with the prime minister of vietnam. the two men discovered that they had something in common. they both fought in 1968 on opposite sides and both were injured. ♪ the way glenn miller played ♪ songs that made the hit parade ♪ >> reporter: and we learned yesterday that actress jeanne stapleton known by millions as archie bunker's wife edith in "all in the family" died at her home in new york. she was 90 years old. we'll take a look back at her life and career a little bit later. in the meantime here's today's forecast. the storm system that tore through the mid of the country is now expected to bring heavy storms to much of the east coast. the days ahead should be somewhat cooler and hopefully calmer. more storms, however, are likely by the end of the week.
which is why one treatment aimed at chirp is giving rise to some cautious hope. our cover story this morning is reported by tracy smith. >> i need it right here. reporter: at her home in lynchburg, virginia, three-year-old edie is more familiar with the doctor's bag than any kid should be. >> what are you doing first? what's that? >> reporter: at six months old, doctors said she had cancer. they ran these tests and came out and told you what? >> that she had stage 4 neuro blastoma. of course we had no clue what that was. we didn't even know at that point that it was a cancer. >> reporter: for her parents nick and emily, it was bad news to be sure. but edie is is still here, and she owes that to advanced research and, in a small way, to another little girl with the same disease whom she'll never meet. >> hard to explain.
reporter: alex scott was diagnosed just shy of her first birthday. we first metal exin the summer of 2003. can you sum up what it's been like these past six years? >> not quickly. reporter: for alex, none of the standard treatment, like chemotherapy worked for very long. so like most childhood cancer patients in this country, she was given experimental treatments to keep her alive. even as a kid, alex knew that all those clinical trials cost real money. so she told her parents she wanted to open a lemonade stand on her front lawn with the money going to finding a cure. on her first day, she raised $2,000. why did you decide to do this lemonade stand? >> because i wanted to help raise money for cancer research. >> reporter: why is that important to you? >> because it is helping people. reporter: as the story got out, alex's stand became an annual event in her philadelphia
neighborhood and beyond. by the summer of 2004, alex and her friends across the country had raised close to a million dollars. but even as the money poured in, alex herself was running out of time. for liz scott, it's a painful now as it was then. >> it became very hard to see treatment after treatment fail. and to have her cancer spreading. to places that we knew there was no turning back. >> reporter: on the first day of august, 2004, alex scott died. she was eight years oal. her parents vowed not to let her dream of finding a cure die with her. >> can we interest you in lemonade. >> reporter: alex scott's little lemonade stand had become the alex's lemonade stand foundation having now raised more than $70 million. i've continued to follow the
alex's lemonade story over the years and volunteer as their annual fund-raiser. so far, alex's foundation has helped pay for nearly 300 cancer studies, some of them here at the children's hospital of philadelphia. one of alex's doctors and her team studied a link between cancer and hereditary genetic mutation in a gene called ana manufacture plastic or alp. this mutatedded gene seems to make certain types of cancer grow. >> so we had a hypothesis in the lab that if we could turn it off, it may turn off the growth of the cancer like the fuel for the cancer. >> reporter: and this can sometimes turn off that mutated alp gene. it's a drug already used to successfully treat lung cancer in adults. the doctor says that drug therapies like crizotinib go after specific types of cancer
and can do a lot of good for small groups of patients. >> we have to be smarter than just giving drugs that kill rapidly dividing cells. we have to give drugs that are turning off something that is driving the cancer. >> reporter: so using money from alex's lemonade stand and other sources, doctors were able to fast-track a federally funded trial for nearly 80 children. >> and the younger kids have tolerated it really beautifully. >> reporter: the few side effects. >> very few side effects. reporter: and what happened? we saw pretty dramatic responses in children who have lymphoma that's driven by this gene alp. >> reporter: when you say dramatic response, what do you mean? >> we saw the cancer go away within days and weeks. >> reporter: you saw the cancer go away. >> go away completely. reporter: it didn't help everyone, but for one group with a very specific type of lymphoma, it made a big difference. one of them was zach whitt of berks county pennsylvania who at age six was fighting for his life. but after only a few days on the
drug, zach got out of his hospital bed to the amazement of his parents pam and john. >> we came home within a few days of that. he got out of the car and got on his bike and started riding his bike. we just cried. wow. wow. >> reporter: now two years later, zach is still on the drug as active as any other kid his age. >> he really is a walking miracle. >> reporter: but miracle is an awfully big word. >> for children with this rare form of lymphoma it's really quite remarkable. >> reporter: dr. peter adamson heads up the children's oncology group. >> is it a cure. not yet. i think crizitinib we hope when addedded to other treatments may become a cure. but right now it is a promising
treatment for a small number of children with certain cancers. >> and that brings us back to edie. after 14 rounds of chemotherapy, edie's tumor was still growing. when doctors suggested the same drug, her parents figuredded they had nothing to lose. what did you expect? >> i expected it not to work. the chemo didn't work. the surgeries didn't work. so i was just sort of like, all right, we'll try it. i'll give anything a shot for three months. >> reporter: after only four weeks on the trial, they gave edie a routine scan to see if her tumor responded and got what might have been the shock of their lives. >> the radiologist called me and said that her surgery was a success and that the tumor is all gone. and i said to the radiologist, she didn't have surgery. she looked at the pictures again and again. and it became very clear that there was no tumor that we could see. >> reporter: you double-checked.
we double, triple quadruple checked. >> it is absolutely miraculous. no other way to put it. >> reporter: again it wouldn't be a miracle for everyone. only a small number of patients with edie's form of cancer responded this well. but for her, it's made all the difference. she takes the drug twice a day. and doesn't seem to mind all the syringes. still, it's impossible for this family or any of the other parents in the study to know if the cancer is gone for good. >> you get two m&ms. reporter: if the cancer comes back in these cases, does that mean the treatment is a failure? >> i don't want to oversell a new treatment. and put false hope out there. but every parent who has a child with cancer understands what they're up against. and so when there is reason for hope, hope is very powerful. we shouldn't stand in its way.
>> reporter: there are new, more promising cancer treatments all the time. >> what does it taste like when you take your medicine? >> yucky. reporter: but what makes this story special is that one little girl's life has been touched by another little girl who knew how important it was to have just one more day. >> mommy! can we run under the sprinkler? >> i thought it was incredible. it just felt like it made alex's life make a little more sense. >> reporter: this family says they'll tell edie all about alex scott some day. they hope it will be something she can share with her grandchildren. i'm the next american success story. working for a company
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wealthy young widow chose a former militia leader and gentleman farmer named george washington. the newlyweds' arrival at mt. washington's home... >> oh, george, it is beautiful. reporter: ... was depicted in a 1984 tv miniseries starring patty duke. >> i can't wait to see if mount vernon meets with your approval. >> it is beyond my expectations. reporter: not that they ever spent a lot of time there together. from 1775 until 1783, george was away commanding the continental army during the revolutionary war with martha occasionally joining him in the field. in 1789, george left again to serve as our first president with martha as our first first lady. though that title wasn't actually used until many years later. she was addressed instead as lady washington. when they finally did return to
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this rather curious crown is is an example of outsider art. works that turn our usual notion of art inside out and outside in. in the weeks to come we'll be having a sunday morning art fair. to begin we travel to philadelphia this morning with serena altschul. >> reporter: take a look at this playful lynx, meticulously carved in wood, a child like depiction of martin luther king jr. and what about this colorful
patchwork of beads, buttons seashells? these and other whimsical sometimes strange creations are made by artists you've probably never heard of. they're part of a current exhibition of what's known as outsider art. at the philadelphia museum of art. so this is extraordinary. it looks like a miniature eiffel tower made out of delicate metals but it's not. >> no, it's made out of chicken bones and a few turkey bones. he made them presumably of his tv dinners. >> you heard it. tv dinners. eugene, like many outsider artists, used found objects to make his sculptures. what is outsider art? >> well, i do consider it art that is by self-taught artists who have no formal training, who most likely are outside the mainstream of society. >> when they created the work, they had no connection to the commercial art world, to
museums, to galleries. they often created it without the view to selling it. >> reporter: but there were people who appreciated the ingeniusness of the work. >> i'm here with eugene. reporter: like this person, a ceramic artist and her husband sheldon, a lawyer. the couple has been amassing a rare collection of more than 200 objects by 27 outsider artists. >> normally we would be looking at walls filled with work. now it's empty. most of which are on loan to the museum. >> it's one of the finest private collections of american outsider art anywhere. >> reporter: and percy is the museum's curator of drawings. >> this is one of the best known artists in the whole exhibition. william edmundson. he was a hospital worker in nashville tennessee. he had a vision from god who told him to take up carving tombstones. he did for his local
african-american cemetery. >> reporter: a few outsider artists did achieve some fame in their lifetime, like howard spinster, a baptist preacher, known for his proselytizing paintings. he even designed album covers for r.e.m. and talking heads. william hawkins who worked as a part-time plumber, a truck driver driver and sometimes a brothel manager was not so well known when the couple bought his painting called yakel building. that was your first piece? >> yeah. we went into this shop. it was folk art, antiques, and there was this hawkins high up on the wall. i asked the person how much is is that? she told me. i said okay i'll buy it. she almost fainted. couldn't believe. >> reporter: i'm going to faint if you don't tell me. what was the price of that original. >> that was $2300.
reporter: just for the world that doesn't know the prices of these pieces now... >> that would be about $85,000. reporter: this couple's collection is filled with works by artists with unusual stories. james castle was born deaf, never learned to speak or sign and communicated instead by making art out of cardboard and shopping bags. bill trailer, born a slave in 1853, started making art in his 80s. his simple silhouettes tell stories of a by-gone era. >> what looks like a blue tone is actually all fake. >> reporter: george widner is fascinated, maybe even obsessed with numbers, as his work clearly shows. >> i think it means a lot to people that individuals who aren't traind as artists can make wonderful objects. >> reporter: wonderful objects the world can get to know
better. the couple says they will bequeath their collection to the museum. >> we know they'll take care of it. they'll love it, appreciate it. it just seemed like a natural place for it. >> reporter: a natural place for work that was made not for money or fame but for the love of art. >> like i always say, if you can't say anything nice about someone... come sit by me. >> reporter: coming up, bette midler on broadway. and adam levine. ,,,,,,,,
♪ tell me my lover man >> fans who love bette midler for her singing may be in for a bit of a surprise if they go to see bette on broadway. she sings not a note but yet somehow manages to hit all the right ones. here's mo rocca. >> oh, my god. i've been abducted by hughie and dewey. >> reporter: audiences know bette midler for playing brash and outrageous in comedies like
ruthless people. >> my husband worships the ground i walk on. wait until he hears about this, he will explode. >> reporter: and tugging at heart strings in dramas like "beaches." >> i'm here now. reporter: and for the stage performances that long ago earned her the moniker the dpi vine miss m. ♪ boogie wooingy bugle boy of company 3 ♪ >> reporter: now midler is on broadway charming audiences in a one-pom show. she does it without taking a single step. >> i'm not getting up. my house, you get up. >> reporter: usually when you're performing live, you're singing. is it strange to not be singing? >> no, it's a relief in a way. i do love my bands and i do love my girls and i love everyone who is on the stage but i really wanted to do something very, very different. when this came in i liked the
script immediately. >> guys always say, oh, come on, sue. give it to me straight. don't sugar coat it. jesus-god, not one of them could survive a single phone call that wasn't coated in enough sugar to make tony the tiger puke. >> reporter: midler stars in "i'll eat you last" playing the part of legendary talent agent sue mengers, a real-life hollywood institution who died two years ago at 79. >> because i knew her and i really adored her even though i sometimes didn't think she was crazy about me, i liked her. i thought it was a great idea. a real american story. you know, all those things about i came from nothing, i was an immigrant. fantastic story. >> let's face it. if no one has tried to steal your client, you're doing something wrong. >> reporter: do you think there are a lot of sim layers in your personalities? >> well, you know, she was a kind of tough. she was pretty brash. she made herself.
she treated sue mengers. >> you want to be a thing, make yourself that thing. >> reporter: in her heyday, sue mengers was the ultimate hollywood insider. she represented barbra streisand, ryan o'neill, alley mcgraw. >> mengers has other clients, candy bergen, tony perkins. >> reporter: she became so famous she got the "60 minutes" treatment from none other than mike wallace. >> how do you get clients? i thought you'd never ask. well, in the beginning, it was through aggression. now it's through reputation. and a little aggression. >> ten years ago the 38-year-old lady in that bed was answering telephones for someone else. >> reporter: back then mentioner had everyone's ear. >> love to tatum. bye. hi, mick. will bianca be there? >> hold on a second it's sue.
i, richard. i am just crazy about that script you sent me. >> reporter: as mike wallace explained it. >> studio heads and production chiefs don't turn down mengers telephone calls not just because they want her clients, they like the gossip she trades, her street smarts. >> reporter: it's a side of mengers that broadway audiences like too. >> that's what we do here. who's in, who's out, who's on top, who's on bottom who's on top that really wants to be is the bottom. like i always say if you can't say anything nice about someone, come sit by me. >> you know, that script that i sent you, the one that you have reservations about... >> i don't like it. reporter: to robert evans, paramount's production chief in the '70s sue mengers was a friend though he told wallace she was a tenacious one. >> they say she just refuses to
take no for an answer. >> three years ago, four years ago, sue mengers would call me six times a day and say, ryan o'neill for the godfather. ryan o'neill pour the godfather. i said are you crazy, sue? ryan o'neill is blonde and blue eyed. they wanted italians. >> they tell me no. i hear maybe. >> the next morning there would be flowers at the door, ryan o'neill for the godfather. >> ryan o'neill for the godfather? that really has to be gall. >> well, first of all, i prefer the word chutzpah. >> reporter: when i saw the show i came out of it liking sue mengers. then i read about her and heard that a lot of people hated her. >> you either loved her or you hated her. there were times when people loved and hated her at the same time. ♪ i know... >> reporter: barbra streisand was her biggest client and a close friend. in the play sue tells the story of the first time she heard streisand.
>> and then she sings. after the show i marched right up to her with all the subtlety of a panzer division rolling into poland. you're going to go the distance, kid. i can see it. the rest of them is [bleep]. they can't. but i can. and i want to be there. sue mengers. >> really kind of a love letter to that relationship. you know, it may or may not be true, but this is the theater. it's drama. >> reporter: the drama unfolding on stage is that streisand has just fired her. though mengers remained a beloved hollywood figure, she would go on to lose most of her a-list clients. >> it's a tough old game, hollywood. survival of the fittest. favorite book i never wrote.
"i'll eat you last, a cannibal love story." >> reporter: but in the play bette midler celebrates what endures. sue mengers, the indomitable character. >> the idea of sue was actually more fabulous than sue herself. the fact that she could be in this world, this glamorous world, that she could aspire to it, bring it to heel, and then lose everything. i mean it's just a legend. >> do you ever pinch yourself and say, who me? >> yeah, a lot. ou do? oh, sure, sure. then i say who deserves it more? ♪ glenn miller play >> next, a death in the family. [ sighs ] [ chuckles ] yo, give it up, dude!
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♪ glenn miller play ♪ songs that made the hit parade ♪ >> it happened this week. a loss felt personally in countless american families. ♪ and you knew who you were then ♪ >> reporter: we learned yesterday of the death at the age of 90 of jeanne stapleton who played edith bunker in a ground-breaking 1970s tv series "all in the family." >> a scottman and a heb... reporter: week after week, season after season. >> now, now, now. reporter: edith bunker endured all the slings and arrows that were hurled her way by her bigoted big mouth hus ban archie played by the late carroll o'connor. >> for the life of me i'll never understand women, the way they marry some guy who makes a
damned fool of himself but still they love him. >> that's right, archie. reporter: it marked a big change for an actress who began career in the theater playing character roles rather than leading ladies. stapleton was an original cast member of the broadway musical "damn yankees." >> you're joe hardy, aren't you? reporter: a role she reprised in the 1958 film. >> oh, my goodness. i'm flabbergasted. >> reporter: she appeared in commercials and had bit parts in tv shows as well but was little known to the public at large until producer norman lehr chose her for "all in the family" which debuted here on cbs in january of 1971. >> if god had intended white people to dance with colored people... >> he'd have given us rhythm too. >> reporter: controversial and candid all in the family would could star sally struthers and rob reiner, dealt head on with
every divisive political and social issue of those turbulent time. >> honeymooners for kids. it's not for older people like you. >> reporter: and unexpected success along the way. >> archie, for your information i'm at the prime of my life and at the height of my sexual attractiveness. >> reporter: finishing first in the ratings five seasons in a row. in no small part due to jeanne stapleton's performances for which she won three emmys. tiring of the role and unwilling to be typecast by it, jeanne stapleton left the series in 1979 and went on to other projects. >> archie, i love you. reporter: still for most of us, she'll always be remembered for her years as the often naive and sub missive but always loving edith bunker. >> those were the days. reporter: truly those were the days.
>> dr. k isn't actually a doctor, but you may have needed one if you ever faced him at home plate. he's a former major league pitcher famed for putting many a k for strikeouts up on the scoreboard. this morning he's sitting down with our michelle miller for some questions and answers. >> announcer: a good strike. reporter: he was one of the most feared pitchers in baseball. surgical, precise, calm under pressure. them didn't call dwight gooden doc for nothing. >> announcer: the 3-2 pitch is swung on and missed. >> reporter: i can call you doc. yes, doc is fine. reporter: you still use doc.
i still use doc. announcer: and the first pitch in his major league career by dwight gooden, a ball. >> reporter: in 1984 doc gooden made his major league debut with the new york mets. he was just 19 years old. with his 98 miles an hour fastball and formidable curve, he became an immediate success. so what was it like to be up on the mound in shea stadium in front of tens of thousands of people. >> it was almost like being in a concert. i'm the entertainer of the show. i wanted to give the people what they came there for. >> announcer: plenty of people happen to think good news already. a great pitcher. in 1984 he had a banner year to prove it. >> reporter: he was named national league rookie of the year in his first season. he won the cy young award, given to the best pitcher in baseball, in his second. and he became the youngest starting pitcher ever in the
all-star game. ♪ they call me doc because i operate ♪ >> reporter: doc gooden was a star. but while he was in perfect control on the field, it was a different story off the mound. i mean, being so young, so talented, finding fame and fortune and success so quickly, what was the most difficult for you to deal with? >> i think the success came very fast. not being able to say no. >> reporter: especially to cocaine. >> the first time i tried the cocaine, unfortunately it was love at the first sniff. may problem has been not just when things are bad i turn to it. but when things were good i turned to drugs and alcohol. >> reporter: things were very good for gooden and the mets when they won the world series in 1986. >> the ultimate dream for any player, the highlight of my career, where you should be happiest of your life and it was but then flee hours later i turned to the worst day of my
life. >> reporter: in his new book he writes that he retreated to a long island flop house to accept brait the win with some cocaine. doc gooden partied so much that he never even made the victory parade. >> watching that on tv where a bunch of strangers, you're doing all the drugs you're possibly doing, can't get high anymore. now you're totally depressed. you don't know how you got to that point. >> reporter: while playing baseball was his job, getting high was hi vocation. why did you need it? >> i thought it made me feel like the person that i wanted to be. more vocal. i felt good inside. comfortable in my own skin. >> reporter: comfortable in your own skin. why were you uncomfortable? >> i was just a shy kid. just loved baseball. all i wanted to do was play baseball. wasn't aware of everything that goes along with that. >> reporter: gooden is the youngest of six children with a stern mother and a doting father who passed his love of baseball on to his son.
>> i remember being six or seven watching the games. on saturdays he would have his beer and chips. i would have pie juice and cookies. >> reporter: his father pushed all the disstrakses out of gooden's life and allowed him to concentrate only on baseball. >> when i got about ten i remember my dad asked how much i like baseball and i said i like it a lot. he said how much? i said i like it where maybe i could do it on tv. from that point, he was going to live out his dream where after work he would take me to field. we'd do all these drills. >> reporter: but his father almost missed the crowning achievement of doc's career. >> he had been on dialysis for his kidneys for probably 12 years. >> reporter: in 1996 after more than 10 seasons with the mets, doc joined the yankees where he threw his one and only no-hitter. >> announcer: lifted in the air. in the infield. >> reporter: it happened on the exact same night his father was having open heart surgery.
>> announcer: a no-hitter for dwight gooden. good even rushed to the hospital as soon as the last out was made. >> reporter: i walked to the hospital. my dad had the surgery, life support at the time. i gave him the ball from the game. the doctor said that -- excuse me -- the doctor said, you know, he saw the game after the last out i got the one tear in his eye and so he ended up passing away and never coming home. the last game he saw me pitch was a no-hitter. >> reporter: but gooden says a supportive family, success on the playing field, and love from his hometown fans were not enough to keep him clean. >> but when the game was over, you deal with the media. you go home. now whatever was going on inside, whether it was, you know, going to get high or what have you, that's when it was tough. that's when you felt real, you know, really alone. >> reporter: after pitching for five major league teams, gooden
retired in 2001. did you ever pitch high? >> i never pitched high. i know i've read stories about guys playing high and pitching high. my problem with cocaine was the first night i'm doing it i'm very happy, very upgoing. very jittery. after three or four hours the paranoia kicks in where i probably felt the umpires was cops. i just felt everybody in the stands was cops. it wasn't fun anymore so there's no way possible i could have done that. >> reporter: he tried to get clean on multiple occasions. he says he's been to rehab at least six times. but nothing stuck until... >> i'm just trying to get better. doing whatever it takes at any cost now. for me first and then my kids. >> reporter: two years ago he joined the cast of the cable tv celebrity rehab with dr. drew. doc gooden says he's been clean and sober ever since. >> part of that was removing
that mask. saying i'm an addict. i know i'm going to get better. >> reporter: it still astounds me how long your addiction lasted. most people would be dead by now. >> i'm here for a reason, no doubt. i'm here for a reason because there are so many things i went through in my life that people, like you say, people had died from doing less. i'm still here. >> reporter: at 48 years old, he now lives in new jersey. not far from three of his seven children. but very far from the roar of the crowd. and that's just fine with doc gooden. you look around, you're in a what, two bedroom apartment. >> i have nor peace here than i had when i had the, you know, the 12 bedroom house at one time. >> reporter: this is a far cry from the 12 bedroom house. but you have what you want. >> i have what i want now within myself and just, you know, i feel good about who i am. it has molded me into the man i am today. i'm very happy for that.
>> at long last a world war ii hero has received the honors that were always his due, and he has a young and very devoted admirer to thank. steve hartman met them both on the road. >> are you ready to talk? whenever 87-year-old charles mobray visits north salisbury elementary in salisbury maryland this world war ii navy sailor brings a boat load of stories like the one about how he helped rescue some men after a cammie kazy attack. >> and he put himself in danger for others. >> reporter: was he scared? i don't think so. reporter: how could you be in a situation like that and not be scared? >> because he's brave. reporter: eight-year-old
lianna is charles' biggest fan. every time he visits for a living history lesson she hangs on every word and keys on every picture. but it's what he doesn't bring that has really affected her. a few months ago she noticed that mr. mobray doesn't have one war medal. all he's got are pictures of the ones he earned but never received. >> i thought the government would send that but them didn't. >> reporter: how many years has it been? >> 67. reporter: he can laugh about it but not lianna. this kept bothering you. >> yeah. reporter: she still stews over it. >> because he fought for our country and our freedom. and everyone deserves something for that. >> reporter: which is why a few weeks ago she wrote a letter to her senator. >> dear senator. reporter: two pages of heart felt prose. >> mr. mobrey has been waiting for 67 years. we don't want him to wait any
longer. >> reporter: the day he gets those medals, what will that mean to you? >> a lot. i would probably throw a party. >> reporter: would you? fortunately, her school was way ahead of her on that. a couple weeks ago unbe noant to lianna or charles there was an assembly plan because unbeknownst to lianna or charles the letter worked. she got the honor of handing charles his medal. an eight-year-old correcting a 67-year-old injustice. >> it was nice. it was worth the wait. >> reporter: any kid can learn about history. but only a rare few can fix it too. >> still to come, casualty of war. but next,. >> some of them mean something but most of them don't. >> adam levine talks tattoos and
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♪. >> it's sunday morning on cbs, and here again is lee cowan. >> that's daylight, just one of room 5's many top hits. their front man has gone from concert stages to tv screens racking up success after success so it's not just a summer song that we had a chance to chat about. it was the whistle heard round the pop world. ♪ from my heart >> reporter: moves like jagger turned a grammy-winning rock band into a pop sensation. making maroon 5's front man adam levine practically a household name.
>> i love it here so much. reporter: would you live anywhere else other than california? >> never. california all the way, yeah. >> reporter: his get-away from it all has been his home nestled at the top of the hollywood hills not far from where he grew up. ♪ sunday morning rain is falling ♪ >> reporter: with his catchy mix of rock and r and b sunday morning was one of his first big hits. ♪ sunday morning ♪ i never want to leave this kind of gives you that positive feeling when you play it. >> reporter: quiet moments like this though are pretty rare these days. the band just finished one tour and with some 17 million albums sold is starting up a new tour this summer.
levine's love of music started early, thanks largely to his parents. >> they loved music so i was always surrounded by music. we would be in the car and my mother would quiz me on who is singing this beatles song? paul or john. i would usually get it wrong. >> reporter: later when levine started writing songs himself, he did it in secret. >> there was a time when i was so embarrassed. >> reporter: because it just sounded like... >> stupid. i thought it was stupid. i was so uncool. i hid it from everybody. >> reporter: he grew out of that though pretty quickly. levine formed a band with some buddies. he called flowers. ♪ hey, mama >> reporter: before he was even out of high school, they had a record deal. his band mates today are still
his best friends. >> i'll tell you, i'd be a dead man without my friends. there's nothing more important than someone telling you what you need to hear. >> reporter: the drummer has been with the band for nearly nine years. the guitarist james valentine for 12. bass' mickey madden has known adam since they were 11 years old. in fact they recorded their first album in this very studio. >> now looking back on that, we were children, like kids. >> i wish nothing had changed. reporter: they were young and that first record deal didn't last. >> i graduated high school. i went on tour. album came out. tanked. they were dropped before the end of the year. >> reporter: what was that like? it was terrible. we failed. we were young. we thought we were off to the races. we thought we were big time.
>> reporter: undeterred they regrouped and went in search of a different label under a different name. maroon 5. where the name maroon 5 come from. >> you'll never know the answer to that question. >> is that a secret? we won't even tell matt. seriously. you play in the band and you don't know. >> i don't particularly care. i don't know where it came from. >> it's the worst story ever. so bad we had to shroud it in the mystique of never telling anybody. >> reporter: with their new room, devine found new song writing inspiration too. in a girl named jane. >> what was great for that first record was it was the first time my heart had been broken. ♪ she said good-bye
as a writer as much as it becomes awful to say, that's gold. >> reporter: gold indeed. maroon 5. reporter: in 2005 songs about jane won maroon 5 a grammy for best new artist of the year. >> these are my best friend and this is the trippiest thing i've ever gone through in my life. >> reporter: two albums and two grammies later maroon 5 hit dance floors everywhere with moves like jagger. ♪ and it goes like this >> reporter: it was the first time they had collaborated with other song writers. it went on to become of the best-selling singles of 2011. ♪ i've got the moves like jagger ♪ >> reporter: a once shy songwriter was now bearing it all showing off his ever increasing collection of tattoos. some of them are lucky like the 2-2-2. >> that's my lucky number. some of them mean something but most of them don't. >> reporter: while his music was well known levine himself wasn't.
but then came reality tv. as a celebrity coach on nbc's the voice, levine began rocking a whole new set of fans. >> i'm going to go with... up until that point people had seen you as a, you know, motorcycle-riding sports car owning guitar-playing band member that actually had a lot of incredibly gorgeous girlfriends. that's sort of where it ended though. >> as much as i'm very private and guarded in certain ways i feel like, yeah, it was a chance to kind of put myself out there and, you know, in a different way. >> reporter: this past week, he caused a bit of a stir by muttering, "i hate this country" under his breath when it appeared to of two of his singing contestants were on the chopping block. levine later tweeted it was all just a joke. it's not the first time his mouth has gotten him in trouble.
>> i'm very much okay with who i am. i'm comfortable in my skin enough to embrace that even though i don't say everything the right way and tend to be a bit impulsive with some of the words that i select. >> reporter: he is a fierce competitor. >> i'm going to light myself on fire to make sure that you are... >> you will? reporter: especially with fellow coach blake shelton. >> i don't know the song as well. >> oh, my god. are you kidding me? you don't know that song? what's wrong with you. >> you never know any songs ever. >> reporter: theirs is dubbed the romance of reality tv. back stage, they take it to absurd levels. >> give me one kiss and i'll leave you alone. >> reporter: but it's all work. neither one of us take ourselves that seriously. that's why we get along. that's why we're able to give each other crap and still come back here and laugh about it and have a drink after the show.
>> reporter: as career decisions go, the voice is a high note. what do you think it's done to the band's fan base? >> it's made it very big. reporter: big enough to launch a budding acting career. >> admit it. i'm the best you've ever had. >> actually there was this one guy... >> shut up. reporter: and then there's the merchandising. an upcoming clothing line at k-mart as well as a celebrity fragrance he unveiled earlier this year in new york. >> it's the butt of a joke. celebrity frayingance is a punch line. my that. i know that. >> reporter: but he's not about to pass up opportunities either. >> capitalism is not my enemy. i am cool with doing things and trying things and i guess thinking in kind of uniquely entrepreneurial way. i love that. i don't shy away from that at all. >> reporter: how long do you think you can keep up this pace
though. >> not too much longer. reporter: the band even jokingly titled their latest album "overexposed." it's more than adam levine ever expected. being everywhere these days seems to suit him. just fine. >> i'm constantly surprised at how long this is lasting. i was expecting it to be over a few years ago. >> reporter: are you enjoying it? >> yeah. hell, yeah. a lot. i just need a vacation. >> an untold story of d-day is next. and sweet potato! n rice triscuit has a new snack? no way. way. and the worst part is they're delicious.
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coming thursday there's an untold story that's coming to light about some of the soldiers who took part in that turning point in world war ii. we warn you it's not an easy story to hear. here's national security correspondent david martin. >> 1944 will see the greatest sacrifice of life by the british and american armies. >> the allied landings on the normandy beaches marked the beginning of the end of world war ii, a conflict of such vast suffering as to defy comprehension. >> this is the greatest catastrophe in human history. there's 60 million people who die in world war ii, a death every three seconds for 60 years. >> reporter: in his new book about the liberation of europe, pulitzer prize winner rick atkinson quotes a german general as calling the battle for germany a monstrous blood mill. for the first 24 hours dwight eisenhower did not know if his troops were winning or losing.
>> eisenhower had written a message accepting full responsibility for the failure of the landings. and he never had to use it. >> reporter: last week general defense secretary chuck hagel read the words eisenhower never used to the graduating class at west point as the standard for all who would lead. >> the troops, the air and the navy did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do. if any blame or fault attaches to this attempt, it is mine alone. >> it is clear that the allies have their foothold however pre-tear use. >> at stake was liberation from nazi germany. an heroic story but one which had a dark underside. 15,000 french citizens were killed by allied bombings leading up to d-day. once the allied forces were ashore, some g.i.s were left wondering whether they had liberated or obliterated french
villages. the laipt andy rooney who covered the invasion as a reporter wrote of the french, "it was true they were being freed but at the cost of everything they had." and beyond that, not all american soldiers conducted themselves like members of the greatest generation. >> war does bad things to people in general, and it makes good soldiers do bad things and it makes bad soldiers do terrible things. >> there is a great deal of war trauma, and as a result there was a great deal of alcoholism and just miss behavior. >> reporter: mary lou he's roberts was the first american to gain access to french archives which had been sealed since the war. >> there was many rape accusations on the part of the norman women. >> reporter: roberts photographed documents in which french officials complained of a regime of terror perpetrated by bandits in uniform.
atkinson came across similar documents. >> the french high command sends a letter to eisenhower saying, look, this is not acceptable. our women are afraid to go out at night if they're unaccompanied. >> reporter: in response eisenhower ordered his commanders to take action against the large incidence of crime such as raych, murder, assault, robbery, house-breaking, et cetera. but he still got letters from french mothers complaining g.i.s were taking advantage of their daughters and leaving them pregnant. >> the g.i.s had a preconception of france as a gigantic brothel. in fact hitler also called france the brothel of europe. >> reporter: in her book "what soldiers do" roberts writes that d-day unleashed a veritable tsunami of male lust on french villages and towns. >> at one point the mayor wrote the colonel and said couldn't we possibly have a controlled brothel up by the military base
because the g.i.s are having sex literally everywhere, in the parks, in the cemeteries and abandoned buildings. >> reporter: but brothels were declared off limits to american troops. in a "dear ike" letter protesting that order general george patton wrote it is futile to attempt to go against human nature. general charles gerhardt arguing that his troops had been in combat for a hell of a while and certain facts must be faced in this business opened a bordello in the port of cherborg and was ordered to shut it down. but as for paris... you call paris a lean, mean, sex machine. >> that it was. reporter: what do you mean by lean, mean, sex machine. >> that was the place to go. the g.i.s only had 48 hours, and they were not going to paris to go to the louvre. they were going to paris to visit the brothel. >> reporter: through it all, american g.i.s were perhaps
the best behaved soldiers of world war ii. >> there were 12,000 men charged with felonies in europe in 1944-45. that's out of an army of several millions. >> reporter: atkinson has now written three books chronicling american soldiers as they fought across europe and north africa. in a sense, he has spent the past 14 years living with american g.i.s as they press forward in the face of death and kill time in the months of occupation. what should people know about the american soldiers who fought in europe for the liberation of europe? >> the notion that all the brothers wereville yant and all the sisters were virtuous is nonsense. that's now how it works in a war. we should know that whether it's a war that happened 70 years ago or whether it's a war that's underway now, war really flays open the soul.
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army intelligence analyst bradley manning, accused of passing government secrets to the wikileaks website. on tuesday, dr. ruth westheimer celebrates her 85th birthday. after fleeing nazi germany in her youth westheimer found success as a media sex expert. wednesday sees the 12th annual c.m.t. music awards. the country music awards show where fans actually make the picks. thursday the 80th anniversary of the opening of the very first drive-in movie theater. it's located in camden, new jersey. on friday, president obama holds his first meeting with china's new president. and saturday sees the 145th running of the belmont stakes, the last leg of the legendary triple crown. not long ago president obama outlined a change in his strategy for waging the war on terror. that's left our contributor ben stein with decidedly mixed
feelings. >> our systematic effort to dismantle terrorist organizations must continue, but this war like all wars must end. >> as i watched president obama give his speech about the war on terror recently, i approved. his presentation powerful. his persona impressive, but i'm puzzled by the overall theme of his speech which i take to be that it is time to stop or greatly wind down the war on terror. of course some of this is obvious. the war in iraq, a colossal mistake to start with, is over for the u.s. the war in afghanistan poorly conducted from day one is winding down rapidly. in neither case could we say we are ending with a clear-cut or even a rough-cut victory. but how can we declare peace in the war on terror when the terrorists are still making war on us? there's no sign at all of any interest by the terrorists of stopping their attacks on us or our allies. there's no hint that al qaeda is
even remotely finished as an enemy. very much to the contrary. although al qaeda itself was not necessarily involved, we saw vicious terrorism at the boston marathon and a staggeringly cruel act of terror in london virtually hours before mr. obama spoke. terrorists are blood curdling powerful in africa both in the sahara region and sub saharan africa. how can we possibly declare peace in a war in which the other side is waging war aggressively against freedom and dignity all over the world? the idea that we can uni laterally dplair peace against the enemy on the attack is delusional at best. long ago before the u.s. had ended world war ii, an american asked winston churchill why the british were fighting so desperately against the nazis. if we stop, you'll find out, said churchill. i hope mr. obama will ponder these words. peace while the other side is still attacking is not peace. it's surrender.
>> commentary from ben stein. now to bob scheiffer in washington for a look at what's ahead on face the nation. good morning, bob. >> good morning. we'll talk about tornadoes with governor mary fallon of oklahoma. governor john mccain will be here. he's just back from syria and we'll talk to jill abrahm son about news leaks. >> we'll be watching. thanks. and next week here on sunday morning: news flash. rocker hughie lewis and the news. ♪
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